Governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano

Randie Chima, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, has been found dead in his room on the Nwakpodulu Avenue, Awka.

The cause of Chima’s demise has yet to be ascertained but according to media reports, he was last seen on Friday evening “hale and hearty.”

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“I’m surprised to hear this story. That Randie is dead? We were together on Friday. He was hale and hearty. A good man is gone. Randie exercised almost regularly at Ekwueme Square,” Punch newspaper quoted a source as saying.

Confirming Chima’s death, spokesman for the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said: ”There was a report at B Division, Awka, that one Randie Chima, aged 57 years, of Nwakpodulu Avenue and SSA to Anambra State Governor on Audio Visual Productions, slept the previous night and did not open his door the next day.

“When the door was eventually forced opened after several knocks by his neighbours, his body was found lying on the bed.

“Following the report, Police detectives attached to B Division, Awka, led by the DCO, visited the scene, photographed the victim and rushed him to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.”